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Arrgghh... Router Collet Broken - Any Third-Party Parts?

Hi there, Everyone:

I just bought a used black and decker router off of craigslist for $20.

Unfortunately, it turns out the collet is broken, and a replacement is going to cost me another $30 ($19 plus about $11 for shipping).

Is there anywhere to get third-party replacement parts for less that are going to fit? (I checked and there was nothing on ebay)

I checked ereplacement parts and their price is the same as getting it directly through black and decker.

Part number 881900-00 for black and decker 7613-04 Type 1 router. Seems to be the same part as for a dewalt router, too.

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On another note... if anyone has any suggestions on whether I should even replace the collet on this router or not, feel free to give me your opinions. I am NOT having a good day today...

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Hi there, Everyone:

I just bought a used black and decker router off of craigslist for $20.

Unfortunately, it turns out the collet is broken, and a replacement is going to cost me another $30 ($19 plus about $11 for shipping).

Is there anywhere to get third-party replacement parts for less that are going to fit? (I checked and there was nothing on ebay)

I checked ereplacement parts and their price is the same as getting it directly through black and decker.

Part number 881900-00 for black and decker 7613-04 Type 1 router. Seems to be the same part as for a dewalt router, too.

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On another note... if anyone has any suggestions on whether I should even replace the collet on this router or not, feel free to give me your opinions. I am NOT having a good day today...
Are you sure its "broken"? What does it look like? If there is a split, it could be the way it's supposed to be. How about a picture of it?





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Definitely not worth repairing.

The "reinforcements" are in the mail.
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Hi there, Everyone:

I just bought a used black and decker router off of craigslist for $20.

Unfortunately, it turns out the collet is broken, and a replacement is going to cost me another $30 ($19 plus about $11 for shipping).

Is there anywhere to get third-party replacement parts for less that are going to fit? (I checked and there was nothing on ebay)

I checked ereplacement parts and their price is the same as getting it directly through black and decker.

Part number 881900-00 for black and decker 7613-04 Type 1 router. Seems to be the same part as for a dewalt router, too.

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On another note... if anyone has any suggestions on whether I should even replace the collet on this router or not, feel free to give me your opinions. I am NOT having a good day today...

Collets are tough. They are usually not only brand specific but some may also be model specific. The taper on the outside of the collet needs to match the taper on the inside of the armature shaft, in addition to the diameter and thread pitch considerations. Since DeWalt is a subdivision of Black and Decker their may be some cross application their but I doubt a DeWalt collet will be much cheaper.
According to ereplacement parts, that collet is compatible with 21 other machines
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/collet-p-94661.html
Maybe you can find one of those on CL or eBay.
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@ cabinetman:

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How about a picture of it?
Here it is:



And this is what it is SUPPOSED to look like:



I wonder if there is a different part (i.e., a more modern part) that can be used that might be easier to source?

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+1 with John, the collets I have seen were specific for the model. Either taper or thread may differ.

Sad that no standards.

Also this collet is not self releasing. In a way you are lucky not to be using it. It is amazing how a bit can become attached to the collet over time. DAMHIKT.
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Definitely not worth repairing. The "reinforcements" are in the mail.
Wow!!! That would be awesome!!!

I hate to admit this, but there was a good long minute or two where I thought that superglue might suffice... until better judgement kicked in.

As you can see, I still have a LOT to learn about power tools.

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I would just get a different router. In stead of rigging something together.

Or try do don't the same router and combining parts
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This is a guess so no flames if I am wrong.

There is a product called "The Eliminator". It is designed to replace the collet on a router. The Eliminator does away with the need for collet wrenches and uses an Allen screw to hold the Router bit in place. It really works well and I've use The Eliminator to turn panel raising bits w/o any problem.

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